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  • Arnold wants to be people's voice

        BROOKS - Keeping roads properly maintained is important but Denise Arnold doesn’t believe it should be the only topic of interest for Bullitt Fiscal Court.

        Hoping to be more open to the people, Arnold is running for the Democratic nomination for magistrate in the First District.

        In her first political race, Arnold said she wanted to be a voice for the people.

  • LJ police get new station, hazardous duty benefit

        LEBANON JUNCTION - From more office space to a guarantee that future police officers are covered by hazardous duty retirement, Lebanon Junction police chief Bill Hornung was a busy person at the recent council meeting.

        The biggest news for the department was the acquisition by the Lebanon Junction City Council of space for the agency.

        The council unanimously voted to purchase the current home to the Lebanon Junction Public Library branch, which is across the street from city hall.

  • Mayor has authority to select own supervisors

        SHEPHERDSVILLE -  An issue in the mayor elections nearly three years ago has been changed by the Shepherdsville City Council.

        By a vote of 5-1, the council voted to revise its civil service ordinance.

        Besides clearing up some of the inconsistencies with other city policies, the revised ordinance would give the mayor the power to bring in his or her own department supervisors.

        City attorney Bill Wilson said any current employee remains covered under the former civil service ordinance.

  • Governor checks out textbook rental company

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - State and local officials gathered to officially welcome Chegg.com as Bullitt County’s newest business location.

        Chegg.com, the number one online college textbook rental company, brings 109 full-time and 1,200 part-time job to the area.

        Gov. Steve Beshear was among the luminaries welcoming the company’s commitment to the Commonwealth.

        Beshear said college comes with “overwhelming expenses” to students.

  • Nalley to seek magistrate's seat

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - When Randy Nalley ran for magistrate four years ago, he wanted to bring more accountability to Bullitt County government.

        Having lost by 17 votes in the general election, Nalley has had an opportunity to sit back and watch. But he isn’t thrilled with the results.

        Encouraged by others who are also unhappy with the county’s progress, Nalley will once again seek the Democratic Party nomination in the May primary for District 3 magistrate.

  • Could county parks, YMCA merge?

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Could the Bullitt County YMCA be contracted to operate the programs currently offered by the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department?

        That is a possibility and the public will have an opportunity to voice its comments at the first of the county’s quarterly night-time forums this Thursday.

        The forum will be held at 7 p.m. at the courthouse.

  • Hasting wants to bring expertise

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Tim Hasting has been intrigued with the role of coroner for several years.

    After completing mortuary school, Hasting has served the past five years with Hardy-Close Funeral Home in Shepherdsville.

    With the interest in the job, Hasting has decided to run for his first elected office to become the next coroner of Bullitt County.

    He remembers talking with Mark Schmid during a career day event and that discussion never left him.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Feb. 22

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of February 22:

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    Bullitt County:

    KY 1494 (Beech Grove Road): Roadway is closed at the bridge over Long Lick Creek (mile point 5.5) for bridge replacement. Motorists should detour the area via KY 61.

  • Man, woman indicted for separate murders

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A man and his girlfriend have been indicted in circumstances leading to the death of one infant and injuries of another.

        And a Shepherdsville woman has been indicted for the murder of her husband.

        The Bullitt County Grand Jury handed down a murder indictment against Samuel D. Harris.

        Harris and Courtney Caro were also indicted for criminal abuse in the first degree.

  • Waters seeks constable's spot

    LEBANON JUNCTION - Years ago, Jimmy Waters was inspired and encouraged by Tom Rosselli to become a Kentucky State Police trooper.

    However, a broken ankle prevented Waters’ efforts to become a trooper.

    A 21-year employee of the Bullitt County Public School System’s maintenance staff, Waters is interested in getting into law enforcement.

    His first political race will be a shot at the constable’s position in the Fourth District.

    The winner of the Democratic primary will be the victor as no Republican filed.